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president obama called the test a highly provocative act that test to regional stability. he want swift action. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> we're also keeping an eye on gas prices as they continue to rise over the bay area and around the nation. >> the state average right now a sitting at $4.60 for regular gasgallon of gas. >> in the bay area san francisco is sitting at $4.30. >> oakland $3.96. in san jose $3.98. >> and the soutnew this morninge international olympic committee has voted to drop the wrestling from the 2020 olympic program. >> the decision comes after the board convened to review the 26 journalists exports and remove one from a program of the 2020 games. >> eliminating one sport will allow the committee to at a news or to the program later this year. >> will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. 0ñ@Ñ >> welcome back the time is 40. >> and former member of the navy seals is breaking his silence about the raid that killed osama bin lot. >> there's more on the story. >> who shot osama bin lot? how did he die? we thought we knew from accounts of the raid. >> the
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight and as we report, the president will spend most of the time on the issue americans say is most important to them. >> president obama's state of the union speech focuses on jobs and the economy and will be different in tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech. how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to as
. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house republicans. >> it i
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
coming up. >> it could be a huge move for a gay marriage in california. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all d
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
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on the peninsula. >> president obama is pushing congress for the federal spending cuts the will take effect on friday. >> kron fours will tran is live at sfo to talk about what the concern would be. >> a concern would be by the way good morning. that they would force these workers as well as air traffic control to have furlough days because $85 billion will be off the table. >> many government programs are choosing air travel because of the summer season. that means there could be longer lines at the security checkpoint because there are fewer workers. air traffic control could be impacted the reason why fewer air-traffic controllers will be available that means planes cannot land and take off quickly. >> staggered, much longer time for flights. that means you could spend longer times at the gate. >> we got a chance to talk to travelers this morning. many, so far believe the frustration is a good idea. >> i think that they are drawing attention to the issues that people care about so they do not support the cuts. there are cuts that need to be made. they are making the wrong cuts are promot
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
for choke off hagel as defense secretary has been delayed and president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of
are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed i
of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week. in announcements scheduled for later this morning the services expect to say the cut would mean a cost of saving of about $2 billion annually. the post office says the service will began in august. the the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. >> we will return to the upper 50s close to the 60 degrees more details on the next storm coming u
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
: president obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals
the next election in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown shooting. the six educators dedicated their lives to the students in the community. 20 children were killed in that mass shooting. dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 6:15 what that means for current defense secretary leon panetta. >>> expect to see more bikes on bart next month. bart may permanently expand access for cyclists. it will test allowing bikes during all phases of the day. starting march 1st cyclists you can bring your bikes on trains any time. as long as they are not in the first three cars of the train. most say they like being able to bring their bikes on board during commute hours. that was during a test last august. >>> 6:08 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. any problems? >> pam you were hesitant there. >> i was. i
railings people have been camping out on the deck to get out away from the smell. president obama was in atlanta today. part of his road trip - to push his initiatives for his second term. he says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds. he visited a childhood education center and joked that he had to be home at the white house tonight -- in time for a valentine's day date with his wife. tomorrow the president will be traveling again -- this time in his hometown of chicago. the president is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people c
down on illegal gun trafficking, and improved school security. president obama pressed congress to pass tighter restrictions on guns in the aftermath of december's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. >> still ahead people and states across the country's midsection a waking up to blizzard conditions this morning. we will show you some of the snow. on kron 4 morning news continues. >> we are back. we're taking a closer look at some of the nasty weather caused by winter storm moving through the midwest today. on the left, video from wichita, kansas. >> on the ride, video for midland, texas. >> kansas seen a lot of snow in the past day they have reports of several inches on the ground right now. in texas, not as much snow fell you can see some coming down. hurricane-force winds in texas caused a few accident, and also forced highways to shut down for a short time. the amarillo airport in texas have been shut down. it closed yesterday morning and is expected to reopen this morning. let us get the weather in our area. >> good morning james you can see crystal clear conditions. te
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
at risk and fly delays and fewer vaccines for kids. president obama this morning is saying people will not feel the full effect right away. also this morning, he is backing off the most severe warning, at a dynel we are business leaders rather than calling the cuts a fiscal cliff, president obama described the fallout of more of a tumble down work. $85 billion is coming out of the economy in less than 48 hours unless lawmakers can compromise. >> i have not seen things done in two days in washington, dc in some time. on the other hand, the good news is the public is paying attention to this and we are still ready to work with them to get something responsible passed. we can't do it alone. >> that was katie marzullo. >> he said democrats must accept some changes to government entitlement programs. the nonpartisan congressional budget office is weighing in and it finds the white house-backed legislation in the senate would raise the deficit through the end of the budget year by tens of billions. live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police
and they may take the issue of a couple of months from now. >> back in 2008 when president obama ran he was 4 same-sex union but not same- sex marriage. a. it seems as though a lot of people is in support. do you agree with the president? >> absolutely so. president de obama and filing a friend-of-the-court brief is a good move. good government is good politics. he is on the right side of history. i think it is the right thing to do. >> are you frustrated it took five years for him to make this decision? >> the wheels of politics, turn slowly. i am not very frustrated. i am glad to see it moving forward. no i am not really frustrated. i am happy to see it moving forward. >> we will get more reaction from people down here at the castro district hokan tell you he does do this he has one week. next thursday is the deadline for him to file responsible for the the court. >> we will see what happened will. thank you much. >> things are back to normal on the berkeley street after police had a standoff and shut down the area four hours. police surrounded the residence and the 1600 block of as a stree
. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. president obama speaks about ballooning budget cuts that are set to take effect if congress does not act. we will have that coming up. but first, let's take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? honey, what's my blood pressure medicine called? one time i took something and i blew up like a puffer fish. i'm probably allergic to that. at kaiser permanente, your medical information is available to you and your doctors. quickly. securely. no guesswork required. better information. better care. kaiserpermanente. thrive. >> we are back. >> president obama says a little compromise isaak congress needs to turn off automatic, across-the-board budget cuts set to kick in a week from now. in his weekly radio and internet address, obama says that the so- called sequester will slow the economy and heard the middle class. >> even president bus says that these cuts will set back medical science. already these cuts have forced the navy to delay our avila baavailability across. alt 8000 employees i
. >>> passionate plea from president obama about gun control, among many other things, during his state of the union address. this as he hits the road today to rally support for his proposal. let's get to chuck todd. >> good morning, savannah. the speech was really a tale of two speeches. there was the traditional state of the union part of it. a speech that was filled, dominated by the economy and other familiar-sounding domestic proposals, but then it was an unusual, emotional ending to the speech. and it's that that will probably leave the lasting impression. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: an emotional refrain to end president obama's state of the union address, as the president invoked victims of gun violence in america. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democ
in a park february 1. jones was arrested a week later. police think he acted alone. >>> the obama administration may ask the supreme court to overturn california's proposition 8. that's the voter- approved initiative that limits marriage between one man and one woman. during his inaugural address, the president mentioned that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices. >>> time now 6:09. they come out of nowhere am how robbers are preying on drivers stuck in traffic. >> also ahead it's a way to get kids to relax. why some california parents are taking a stand though against yoga in the classroom. >> and learning a little rhythm and a love of culture. how bay area students are getting a peek into the past you there dance as this week's "cool school." land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-ver
alto. the vigils are planned by organizing for action, the group formed to support president obama's legislative agenda. >>> 6:08. on capitol hill, lawmakers now have less than a week to agree on a budget plan or face the consequences of automatic spending cuts. yesterday the president called john boehner and mitch mcconnell. none of the parties involved discussed the details of those phone calls. eric swalwell talked to anne makovec about the sequester. he calls it a murder-suicide for critical services. >> it's going to crash our economy and this is being done by some in congress who see no role for the federal government and they think that the best way to have cuts is to literally murder our economy and to get rid of critical services. >> the sequester would mean automatic cuts of $85 billion. you can see the rest of ann's conversation with the congressman sunday on kpix 5 this morning starting at 6:30 a.m. >>> meanwhile, president obama will meet today with japan's prime minister. they will be discussing the north korea nuclear threat. th
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
to consider the issue. a vote on the matter has now been pushed to may, at the earliest. president obama is in favor of letting a scout joined the organization. >> he has suggested that the organization needs to do that. >> just in to the kron 4 news from more than 200 people are without power in oakland this morning after a truck collided with a power pole. >> it happened just after 7:00 this morning at thirdhand peralta streets. power lines down in the area and the surrounding roads are closed. no word on any injuries. >> so far no estimated time of restoration. >> the people pay their bills on line. is free. >> that was the postmaster general speaking live an hour ago announcing that saturday mail delivery will soon be a thing of the past. >> the postal service says it will stop delivering mail to homes and businesses on saturday, uphold the mail will still be delivered to post office boxes. the change is due to take effective august. >> for post offices that an open on saturdays will remain open. and that this will still be delivered on saturdays. the move is an at saving about $2 bi
beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you immediately on any developments right here and on twitter whenever it happens. we are always updating breaking news at abc7news.com. >> the northeast is under a blizzard warning as a winter storm is ready to hit the region. now, a look at snow flurries that are falling in new york city. this is a while ago. blizzard warnings took affect two hours ago for new york city and parts of new jersey and in long island, connecticut, massachusetts, all under a blizzard wanting right new. airlines have canceled 3,200 flights to and from the east coast. abc7 news reporter is live at sa
preps for president obama's state of the union address on tuesday, the growing drone drama, and plus the buzz over potential presidential contender chris christie's waste line. don't miss "this week" this morning at abc7. >>> a controversial contest to see who can till the most coyotes is underway. the contest went ahead of a opponent failed to get the state fish and wildlife commission to stop t animal advocates saying the hunt is inhumane. but backers say coyotes are responsible for about $4 million worth of livestock losses each year. >>> a capacity crowd filled at&t park for the giants annual fan fest yesterday. [cheers and applause] >> more than 42,000 people showed up. the world series champs met with the fans, they signed autographs for them. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to places like the giants clubhouse, which are normally off-limits to the public. >> this is my third year running. i feel like it's official to become a tradition now. i will be here for the rest of my life time. >> we've had a lot of player sightings, which is fun. just to be a part of t
shows president obama has a majority of the country support. according to cnn 52 percent approve of how he is handling his job as president. 43 percent disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the past eight days. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house. the two leaders are expected to meet later today in the oval office to reinforce their longstanding alliance a time of high tension stoked by japan tied up territorial dispute and a north korean nuclear tests. the new prime minister says he is in favor of stronger relations with washington something that is key to america's policy in asia. at other news the judge's sentence drew peterson to 30 years in prison for the murder of his third wife. the former chicago police officer gain national attention after his fourth wife bess and 2007. he was convicted of kathleen saoio's 2004 death. her body was found in the bathtub at home with a dash in her head. peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife but hasn't been
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackou
to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there receiving the highest honor? >> very emo
. the obama administration is announcing steps to deal with an increase of cyber attacks linked to the chinese government. according to the white house the chinese are trying to cause mass chaos here. andrea mitchell is following the story from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. today the attorney general and other officials will be speaking out about the dangers of cyber attacks against american trade secrets. even as alarming new evidence points to china's military, as a major source of the cyber war. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic contro
. >>> and the oscar goes to -- argo. >> in a surprise appearance from the white house, first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture. ben affleck, not nominated for best director, expressed his gratitude for this win. >> it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen, all that matters is you to get up. i love you. >> in the best actress category, a bit of a stumble. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad that i fell. that's really embarrassing. thank you. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence winning for her role in "silver linings playbook," later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball. >> and the oscar goes to daniel day-lewis. >> three-time oscar winner meryl streep presented the award to daniel day lewis for his role in "lincoln." >> i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> in the directing category, ang lee won for "life of pi." >> thank you, movie god. thank you. >> for "django unchained", christoph waltz won for best supporting actor. while quentin tare ren tino won for screenplay. for best supporting
starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
released a photo of president obama skeet shooting. the photo was taken in august at camp david. it was released in response to people who doubted whether the president had ever gone shooting. after he told the magazine that he enjoys the sport. trs the n.r.a. responded to the photo by saying it does not erase a lifetime of sporting gun bans. >>> new this morning, the president is getting ready for the big game. president obama tweeted out this picture, showing his super bowl spirit ball in hand looking like he is about to throw one. he posted the simple message saying game day. a devoted chicago bears fan, the president has not predicted which team will win today. >>> well, it was an emotional night for football players in new orleans. we'll give you a look at this year's n.f.l. hall of fame and tell you if any bay area athletes made the cut. >> fair weather in the forecast for your sunday. coming up, what you can expect for your neighborhood. >> and we want to see those niner photos. send them the photos at ktvu.com, or you can upload them to our facebook page. let's show you
enrollments in to the program. yesterday the obama administration cited budget concerns as the reason for scaling back. the program is currently serving more than 100,000 people. they will not loose their coverage during this suspension. >>> enrollment in the federal job corp program has come to a halt. the program is at a stand still while they investigate 100 million-dollar short fall. the budget problem will prevent about 30,000 young people from getting job training this year. the program will stop taking any new enrollees until at least june 30th. >> if you are look for a job you may find one at great america. the park needs to fill thousands of jobs for this upcoming season. the park wants cashiers, parking attendants and more. about 2500 positions open and they are also looking for preformers for singers, dancer, costume characters and techs. opening day is scheduled for march 29th. >> bunnies are swarming cars in deposit very. they have been hopping under vehicles at the denver airport, they enjoy the warmth from newly parked cars and light to chew on the wiring. mechanics i
the past eight days. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house. the two leaders are expected to meet later today an oval office to reinforce their longstanding alliance at a time of high tension caused by japan's and a territorial dispute and the north korean nuclear test. the new prime minister says he is in favor of stronger relations with washington something that is key to america's policy in asia. and other national knows, a judge has sentenced droopy% to 38 years in prison for the murder of his third wife. the former chicago police officer gained national attention after his fourth wife bad as in 2007. he was convicted of kathleen savio's 2004 death. her body is found in a bathtub at home with a gash on her head. he was also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife but hasn't been charged with that. >> we have the s&p up a little more than seven points, the nasdaq better by about 15. the market's definitely be bouncing back after being split yesterday over whether pushed forward with the economic stimulus plan or to begin to wean the nation
the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a new commercial for a british chocolate company is raising eyebrows online. in it audrey hepburn is from beyond the grave 20 years after her death thanks to cgi technology. folks lighting up with criticism. her sons released the statement said they're proud of the commercial and that her mother always loved chocolate. it's beautifully done. pretty amazing to see. nine minutes after the hour. back to matt now. >>> we have a big storm on the northeast but we're on the warm side of of it. >> exactly. there's a lot of rain, a lot of wind. it's going to continue for the next 12 hours. along the coast we're looking at rain, inland we're expecting snow. snowfall ams as you can see, we've got winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretching from missouri into new england. the rainfall amounts, about a quarter inch of rain to half an inch but snow anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of rain north of boston into upstate new
you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. michelle obama sticking by her ' 'do. this photo is a bit more intimate than her first portrait. that generated a lot of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms. still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful, as always. >> natalie, thank you. >>> did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. well, here's the deal. the european model -- >> we know you love european models. >> who doesn't, all right? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out some time around the delmarva peninsula and pushes saturday up right along the new jersey/long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we're talking about nine inches in boston this weekend, eight inches in portland. albany, four inches. new york, less than an inch of snow. but again we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. we'll get to your local forecast, but first, t
movies, i made ted. >> reporter: to present the biggest award of the night, first lady michelle obama made a live appearance from the white house. >> and the oscar goes to.argo. >> reporter: the film set during the iranian hostage crisis, was also recognized for editing and adapted screenplay. >> i thank everyone in the movie, on the movie, worked the movie, did anything with this movie, gets thanked, i want to thank canada, i want to thank our friends in iran, living in terrible circumstances right now. ♪ >> one day more. >> reporter: "les miserables" also won three oscars, including best supporting actress, anne hathaway. >> it came true! ♪ >> adele performed "skyfall," which won for best song. >> reporter: "life of pi" took home four oscars, the most of any film, including best director for ang lee. >> thank you movie gods! >> reporter: daniel day lewis became the first person to win three times in the leading actor category, this year for "lincoln." >> since we got married 16 years ago, my wife rebecca has lived with some very strange men. >> reporter: twitter lit up after jen
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